The following items were taken from police reports:
•A 46-year-old Hinsdale woman was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol twice in two days. On Sept. 10, police responding to a report of a suspected intoxicated driver near Sutton Place and 57th Street noticed that she was driving under the influence of alcohol and determined that her driver's license and license plates had been suspended. She was charged with the same offenses Sept. 12 after she was stopped near Garfield Avenue and Third Street. She refused to submit a breath sample in both instances.
•Police saw a 26-year-old Westmont man driving under the influence of alcohol after stopping his vehicle Sept. 15 near 55th and Quincy streets for weaving in traffic and failing to have a license plate light.
•Police investigating a reported theft from Kohl's, 303 S. Illinois Route 83, on Sept. 19 charged a 22-year-old La Grange Park woman with stealing merchandise worth $224 from the store.
•Police responding Sept. 19 to a report of a possibly impaired driver found a 40-year-old Elmhurst woman behind the wheel of a vehicle in a parking lot in the 500 block of Spring Road with a 6-year-old child in the car. She was observed to be under the influence of drugs and was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and endangering the life of a child. The child was picked up by a relative, and the car was towed.
•A Sept. 18 call about suspicious circumstances brought an officer to Mt. Emblem Cemetery, 520 E. Grand Ave., where the officer determined that 24 bronze cemetery vases were missing from grave sites.
•An Elmhurst man came to the police department Sept. 18 to tell officers he was the victim of theft by deception. In late August, he was given checks in return for placing advertising on his vehicle. He was to cash the checks and forward part of the proceeds to the unidentified suspect. He did so before learning the original checks were counterfeit. He reported a loss on the transaction of $2,500.
•A 32-year-old Skokie woman was charged with unlawful acquisition of a controlled substance, arrested and taken to DuPage County Jail on Sept. 17 after she presented a fraudulent prescription for hydrocodone pills to a pharmacy in the 100 block of West North Avenue.
•Police responded Sept. 17 to a report of a retail theft at Dominick's, 215 S. Illinois Route 83, after the offender, a 30-year-old man from the town of Ohio, Ill., was seen on video taking a bottle of Jagermeister. When the alcohol was removed from his backpack, additional items from another store were discovered, enabling police to connect him to two other retail thefts.
•An Elmhurst man reported that two handguns were taken from locked cases in his home between Sept. 9 and 17. The two semiautomatic pistols are a Heckler and Koch .45-caliber and a SIG Sauer 9-mm. The victim told police his girlfriend, who has a history with drugs, might know what happened to the guns, but she denied any involvement.
—Graydon Megan, Special to the Tribune